By Adeola Ogunrinde in Lagos
The Lagos State Government has paid over N2bn to those whose properties were demolished in the year 2016.
Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule, made this known at the 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing.
She maintained that the revenue performance in thevyear year of review exceeded the Bureau’s budget for the period by 45%, noting that this was due to transactions on the sales of land for industrial development.
Onabule said Governor Ambode had signed 4,445 Electronic Certificates of Occupancy (E-C of O) since the inception of his administration.
According to her, “we are optimistic that our policy to further upgrade our service delivery through better strategic procedures and smarter use of information technology will enhance our revenue performance and service delivery this year.”
She stated further that the state is currently upgrading and redesigning the layout and business process within the Land Registry, in order to maintain the highest level of security and integrity of title documents.
Onabule said the Land Registry in the state stands and ranks as the best in the country, especially in the discharge of its assigned duties and responsibilities, adding that this was made possible with the introduction of the Electronic Documentation and Survey Plans System (EDMS), which scans and archives Land Documents and Survey Plans into a searchable and inter-linked data.